European Championship Qualifying - Group A
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Czech Republic 2-1 Netherlands

Czech Republic v Netherlands
The Netherlands were crowned European champions in 1988. Since then they have reached the semi-finals on three of the last six occasions

Guus Hiddink suffered his second straight defeat since taking charge of the Netherlands as Vaclav Pilar hit an injury-time winner for Czech Republic.

Borek Dockal had given the hosts the lead in the Euro 2016 qualifier in Prague before Stefan de Vrij equalised.

But Daryl Janmaat's mistake allowed Pilar to seal the points as Hiddink, 67, became the first Dutch national manager to lose his first two games since his previous reign in 1995.

Italy, Iceland and Cyprus also won.

Goals by Simone Zaza and Leonardo Bonucci earned the Azzurri a 2-0 win away to Norway to extend Antonio Conte's winning start since taking over following Cesare Prandelli's resignation.

Also in Group H, Real Madrid's former Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric and Andrej Kramaric scored as Croatia overcame 10-man Malta 2-0, while Bulgaria won 2-1 away to Azerbaijan.

One of the biggest surprises of the night saw Wales' Group B rivals Cyprus come from behind to win 2-1 away to Bosnia-Hercegovina.

Bosnia-Hercegovina v Cyprus
Cyprus have never qualified for the European Championship finals

Vedad Ibisevic put Bosnia ahead, but Demetris Christofi equalised and then scored again in the 73rd minute.

Bosnia's misery was complete when Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic saw his penalty saved by Antonis Georgallides.

There was also a surprise in Group A where Iceland ran out 3-0 winners at home to 10-man Turkey.

Dadi Bodvarsson put them ahead before Turkey's Omer Toprak was sent off for two yellow cards.

Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson scored two goals in one minute to round off the win.

In the same group, Kazakhstan drew 0-0 at home to Latvia.

Line-ups

Czech Rep

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Cech
  • 2Kaderabek
  • 5ProchazkaBooked at 8mins
  • 3Kadlec
  • 8LimberskyBooked at 90mins
  • 22Darida
  • 13VachaSubstituted forKolarat 81'minutes
  • 9Dockal
  • 10Rosicky
  • 7KrejciSubstituted forPilarat 66'minutes
  • 21LafataSubstituted forVydraat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Suchy
  • 6Pilar
  • 11Pudil
  • 12Petrzela
  • 14Kolar
  • 15Mazuch
  • 16Vaclik
  • 17Reznik
  • 18Horava
  • 19Jiracek
  • 20Vydra
  • 23Bicík

Netherlands

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Cillessen
  • 2Janmaat
  • 3VeltmanSubstituted forNarsinghat 39'minutes
  • 4de Vrij
  • 5Martins IndiBooked at 71mins
  • 8Blind
  • 7Wijnaldum
  • 6de Jong
  • 10Sneijder
  • 9van Persie
  • 11Depay

Substitutes

  • 12Van der Wiel
  • 13van Dijk
  • 14Verhaegh
  • 15Pieters
  • 16Kuyt
  • 17Narsingh
  • 18Afellay
  • 19Fer
  • 20Klaassen
  • 21Lens
  • 22Krul
  • 23Zoet
Referee:
Gianluca Rocchi

Match Stats

Home TeamCzech RepAway TeamNetherlands
Possession
Home32%
Away68%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Czech Republic 2, Netherlands 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Czech Republic 2, Netherlands 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robin van Persie (Netherlands) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Wesley Sneijder with a cross following a set piece situation.

  4. Booking

    David Limbersky (Czech Republic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Luciano Narsingh (Netherlands) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by David Limbersky (Czech Republic).

  7. Post update

    Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Vaclav Pilar (Czech Republic).

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Czech Republic 2, Netherlands 1. Vaclav Pilar (Czech Republic) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Netherlands. Nigel de Jong tries a through ball, but Memphis Depay is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Czech Republic. Conceded by Robin van Persie.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands).

  13. Post update

    Vaclav Pilar (Czech Republic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Czech Republic. Petr Cech tries a through ball, but Matej Vydra is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Hand ball by Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Vaclav Prochazka (Czech Republic) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Pavel Kaderabek with a headed pass following a corner.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Czech Republic. Daniel Kolár replaces Lukas Vacha.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Czech Republic. Conceded by Bruno Martins Indi.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Memphis Depay (Netherlands) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luciano Narsingh with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Memphis Depay (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 9th September 2014

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Iceland11003033
2Czech Rep11002113
3Kazakhstan10100001
4Latvia10100001
5Netherlands100112-10
6Turkey100103-30

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cyprus11002113
2Wales11002113
3Belgium00000000
4Israel00000000
5Andorra100112-10
6Bos-Herze100112-10

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain11005143
2Slovakia11001013
3Belarus10101101
4Luxembourg10101101
5Ukraine100101-10
6North Macedonia100115-40

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland11007073
2Germany11002113
3R. of Ireland11002113
4Georgia100112-10
5Scotland100112-10
6Gibraltar100107-70

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England11002023
2Lithuania11002023
3Estonia11001013
4Slovenia100101-10
5San Marino100102-20
6Switzerland100102-20

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Finland11003123
2Northern Ireland11002113
3Romania11001013
4Hungary100112-10
5Greece100101-10
6Faroe Islands100113-20

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Russia11004043
2Montenegro11002023
3Austria10101101
4Sweden10101101
5Moldova100102-20
6Liechtenstein100104-40

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Croatia11002023
2Italy11002023
3Bulgaria11002113
4Azerbaijan100112-10
5Malta100102-20
6Norway100102-20

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Denmark11002113
2Albania11001013
3Serbia00000000
4Armenia100112-10
5Portugal100101-10
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